Water activity

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

Activity provider: Melbourne River Cruises
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From US$ 17.39 per person

Cruise across the sparkling waters of Port Philip Bay aboard the Williamstown ferry. See the sights of Melbourne from a different perspective as you sail to or from the colonial suburb. Listen to audio commentary along the way.

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Duration 1 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise across the sparkling waters of Port Philip Bay
  • Sail down the Yarra River
  • Linger for a while in the historic neighborhood of Williamstown
Full description
Relax aboard a meandering cruise down the Yarra River and pass a number of familiar attractions along the way. Admire the skyline of Melbourne from a different perspective as you listen to the informative audio commentary. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and soak up the sun on the sun deck. Upon arrival in Williamstown, get the choice to take a break in Williamsport and visit the historic seaport, or stay on board and return to Melbourne. Linger in one of the cafés or galleries of Williamstown, known for its heritage buildings such as Customs House. If you choose to take the round-trip option, then just sit back and relax on one of the finest bay cruises on the return journey to Southbank.  
Includes
  • 1-way or round-trip ferry cruise
  • Tea and coffee on board
  • Live commentary
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Departure point is: Berth No 2, Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct Landing, Lower Promenade, located at the rear of Langham Hotel, Southgate.

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    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 153 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4/5
    • Transportation
      4.1/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5

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    The commentary on the way to Williamstown was very interesting and informative, made all the more entertaining by the captain's humour. We enjoyed the experience very much. Only 2 negative things to mention... 1. There was no mention of where the tea and coffee was available on both trips. 2. On the return trip the older guy (deckhand, I think) was steering but was not paying full attention to watching the river. Quite often he had his head turned in conversation with the captain. Whereas the captain was absolutely diligent when controlling the boat. 3. Perhaps the captain could try slowing down his talk as he was hard to understand at times.

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    April 18, 2022

    Its a very nice trip and a great way to view the city and a rare opportunity of travelling under the Westgate and Bolte bridges and seeing them from that angle. I particularly recommend viewing the city from outside on the back of the boat as they are views you can only get from the water. There are plenty of good spots in Williamstown to have a meal as well. The commentary was interesting too and for the price it is good value.

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    April 6, 2021

    Nice day out but not really enough time to look around Williamstown. Would be better to go earlier in the day to spend more time looking around. I went over on 12.30 but boat was running late and had to return on last boat at 3.30 but didn't actually arrive until 1.50pm. Lunch at café, which was lovely and a quick walk to the beach. Will come back for another look next time I'm in Melbourne.

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    October 28, 2019

    Product ID: 105317